Hello from Surrey


Link Posted 03/01/2014 - 04:46

I've just joined the forum and thought it would be rude to post a question straight away before saying hello here.

I knew nothing whatsoever about photography two years ago, before getting a k-r whereas now.......er, well, anyway, I may not know any more but have just treated myself to a K5ii so we will see how I go with that. Seriously, despite being probably the least technically minded person on the planet, I've forced myself to a point where I understand at least the basics of the in camera controls. Now I need to work out some of that mysterious post processing side of things. The main thing that I've learnt so far is that no matter how pleased I may be with a photo, there is always a nagging voice in my mind saying 'it could have been even better'!
Last Edited by Garybaldbee on 03/01/2014 - 04:50


Link Posted 03/01/2014 - 09:22
Hello and Welcome to the Forum!

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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Link Posted 03/01/2014 - 10:06
Hey, i am in a simlar position to what you were and am only now starting to pick up a few bits and pieces, i think the most obvious thing with editing is that everyone has there own opinion on what is and isnt good, i would say just try a few things and see how it goes. If in doubt post them on here and i am sure one of the more experianced guys will help you out with some advice. Happy Shooting for 2014.



Link Posted 03/01/2014 - 12:08
Welcome, I'm sure that you'll enjoy the K5ii.

Phil (from a very damp Surrey!)
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

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Link Posted 03/01/2014 - 15:18
Hi and welcome, I'm sure you will be happy here, there are a lot of friendly, humorous and very knowledgeable people on this forum.

Look forward to seeing your photos in the gallery.
Regards John/Jumbo


Link Posted 03/01/2014 - 17:07
Hi Gary - welcome - I am relative newbie as well and still learning about what K5iis is capable of. Look forward to seeing some of your work.

"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.


Link Posted 03/01/2014 - 20:55
Many thanks to you all for your welcome - and belatedly, a Happy New Year


Link Posted 03/01/2014 - 21:26
Hello and welcome
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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